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String Line questions how the binary opposition between manual labour and intellectual/immaterial labour has been produced and whether or not it is a useful distinction to make when analysing new global trends in labour organisation. As we transition into what many call an ‘information economy’, art and craft practices are interestingly positioned to comment on the apparent move away from the ‘manual’ element of labour (if such a thing is possible), and can serve as a challenge to the categorization of labour according to it’s product. To see the online component of this work visit hardearnedthirst.com

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Bess Davey
String Line
2015

Installation view (HD video, wood, wool, twine, masking tape, synthetic fabric, beer cans)

Bess Davey

Monash University
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